OVW TV 754 Recap
by Jimmie Daniel
This is a recap of OVW TV Episode 754 that will be aired in Louisville on 2/1 and is available online at http://www.ovwrestling.com/tv/754
OUR OVW Announce Team of Dean Hill, Gilbert Corsey, and Michael Titus prepare us for the 2014 Nightmare Rumble, in which the winner will become the number one contender of the OVW Championship and will cash in that title shot at the next Saturday Night Special on 2/1. There are 20 entrants with two starting in the ring and a new contestant enters every two minutes, with elimination defined as being thrown over the top rope and having both feet hit the floor.
Nightmare Rumble starts NOW as OUR OVW Senior Official “Package” Sharpe is at ringside along with fellow OVW officials Josh Ashcraft and Jordan Barker.
Flashamania is running wild as Flash Flanagan is our first contestant followed by OUR OVW Director of Operations Trailer Park Trash, who is number two. Flash and TPT earned this distinction last week by being the first two eliminated in the Nightmare Scramble, thanks to the Marauders. Flash and TPT, who we learn are teaming together at SNS to take on the five Marauders, wrestle cleanly for a couple of minutes until entrant #3, Jamin Olivencia comes out. Jamin gets attacked but ducks a double clothesline and hits two of his own. Jamin chops Flash but gets suplexed and TPT grabs him. Flash comes off the top with a double axe handle but Jamin gets free and TPT gets bopped in the head. “King of Pink” Dylan Bostic is #4 and he chopblocks Jamin then goes to work on the leg until TPT and Flash come for him. Bostic hits the Eyepoke of Doom on TPT then he and Flash trade chops. Flash gets Bostic over the top rope but only to the apron and not the floor. Raul Lamotta is #5 and throws his jacket to fellow Marauder Nick Dumeyer (who did not enter) before running in and swinging at everybody. Jamin takes a break in the corner as Flash tries to throw out Bostic. “Unmasked Marauder” Tony Gunn is #6 and is barely in before Flash and TPT eliminate Lamotta. Gunn then sneaks up on TPT and eliminates him as we take a break.
A commercial airs for SNS that reminds us of the “Wrestling Roulette” match for the OVW Tag Team Championship between the actual champs Mohamed Ali Vaez & Michael (not PS) Hayes and the champions-in-their-mind The Mobile Homers (Adam Revolver & “Man-Beast” Ted McNaler) that features the added stipulation that the loser of the fall is fired from OVW!
Back to action, Gunn goes after Flash as Clint Poe enters at #7 and joins Gunn in attacking Flash. Gilbert points out that Marauders were numbers 5, 6, and 7, wondering if the drawing for positions was tampered with. Maybe not since #8 is the returning “Triple R Superstar” Randy Royal, who gets a nice reaction from the crowd. Royal comes in on fire but is quickly attacked by Gunn and Bostic while Flash holds Poe so Jamin can chop away on him. Look who’s #9! It’s “Bullshooter” Jay Bradley, who gets prepped by Mongo the Cut Man before doing some warming-up, hitting pads and stuff without actually entering the ring. It’s time for a break.
We return to see Bradley still warming up as “Man-Beast” Ted McNaler is #10 and does enter the ring. Bostic and Royal are both nearly eliminated but hang on and pull themselves back in. Time for #11 and its Vaughn Lilas, whom we are told has been away from OVW for quite a long time and is a former OVW Champion. Lilas eliminates Flash then grabs and chops Poe. McNaler tries to get assistance from Lilas but he gets chopped as well. “Diamond Steel” Ryan Howe is #12 as we are reminded that he and Bradley are scheduled for a submission match at SNS. Howe dropkicks Bostic then sees Bradley and goes through (not over) the ropes to chase him. Bradley shoves Mongo into Howe and finally gets in the ring. Howe follows and clamps on a sleeper. Bradley is tapping but still manages to get to the ropes and hangs on until Jamin runs over and dumps both Bradley and Howe out to the floor as we go to break.
We return to find Howe getting up off the floor slowly as Gilbert says that during the break, Bradley choked out Howe on the floor. We also see that “The Teflon Don from Boca Raton” Eddie Diamond is #13. Jamin has dumped McNaler over the top rope but he is sitting on the ring steps and Jamin is unable to get his feet to the floor. Shiloh Jonze is #14 and helps Gunn throw Jamin over the top rope but Jamin hangs on, flips back in, and lariats both. Flash and TPT run in with kendo sticks, leading to Jonze, Poe, and Gunn eliminating themselves and making a break for it with Flash and TPT in hot pursuit. Contestant #15 is Mohamed Ali Vaez, who chases McNaler around a bit before catching him and trying to put him over the top rope. Diamond scraps with Bostic, as does Lilas with Jamin as our “sweet sixteen” entrant is The Body Guy! Dean says Body Guy reminds him of General Custer (lol) while Titus is reminded of Handsome Jimmy Valiant! Body Guy climbs in and is immediately eliminated by Vaez as we go to break.
We return to see Adam Revolver at #17 and he joins McNaler in going after Vaez, who recovers and bangs their heads together. Vaez sets up for a tenpunch on McNaler but only gets four as Revolver pushes him over the top and out. Jamin promptly lariats Revolver out while Bostic clobbers Lilas then grabs Diamond. Entrant #18 is “Smooth” Johnny Spade, who comes in swinging then goes after Lilas. Jamin and McNaler are battling on the apron while Bostic and Diamond are up on the corner. Michael (not PS) Hayes is #19 and grabs McNaler in a firemans carry then goes to the ropes to dump him out. Revolver runs out with a tag belt and hits Hayes with it before pulling him over and out to eliminate him. Time for another break!
So we return to see Bostic giving Spade a lungblower only to turn around and receive a Standing O from Jamin. McNaler and Jamin each come off the ropes and collide as the final entrant (#20) comes out and it’s OUR OVW TV Champion Mr. Marvelous Melvin Maximus! Recall that Melvin won last week’s Nightmare Scramble to get this position. Body Guy comes back out and puts on Melvin’s robe. Melvin is in the ring as the other six are down or otherwise occupied, which Dean points out is an excellent opportunity for Melvin to eliminate them. Alas, Melvin is distracted by Body Guy, who is talking to him and convinces him to shake hands. Melvin reaches over the top rope to do this and Body Guy pulls him out, eliminating him! Melvin is not pleased but we hear music played. No, there’s not a 21st entrant but it’s THE ASSASSIN!!! Body Guy runs into the ring but Assassin follows him and clotheslines him (yay!). Dean notes that the six remaining took advantage of this by watching and resting. Jamin then eliminates McNaler as we take the final break!
Back to action as Bostic backdrops Jamin to the apron while Gilbert notes that three of the final five have already been OVW Champions (Jamin, Spade, & Lilas). While Lilas bites Spade, Bostic sets up Jamin for a superplex but gets pushed off into the ring. Jamin splashes him while Dean recalls issues between Lilas and Spade that cropped up back in 2006. Jamin lariats Bostic then chucks out Diamond to eliminate him. Spade chops Bostic then stops to have a chat with Jamin, which ends with the two shaking hands followed by them eliminating Bostic. More chatting ensues as Lilas gets to his feet then clobbers Spade. “The World’s Most Dangerous Hype Man” Timmy Danger wanders out and climbs up on the apron. Lilas charges at Spade, who pulls down the top rope and results in Lilas being eliminated. Jamin goes over to confront Danger but Spade sneaks up and dumps Jamin over the top rope for the win!
OUR OVW Champion “Strongest Gamer Ever” Marcus Anthony comes out to the ring with the title belt. Danger says that this is the greatest day of his life because “his two boys” are in the main event at SNS! He knows they will do a good job and may the best man win! Spade says he will do his job then superkicks Anthony out of the ring. Danger quickly bails out as Spade picks up the belt and holds it up to end the show.
THOUGHTS: I admit I thought it was a foregone conclusion that Jamin would win this and get a rematch at SNS, so my expectations were small going into this. I didn’t really see Spade returning, much less winning. I was OK with them mixing in issues from some of the other scheduled matches at SNS. I wonder if we will see Melvin vs Body Guy then or wait until next week’s TV. They did a good job introducing Lilas to people such as myself who hadn’t been following OVW until recently. I wasn’t really bothered this week by the lack of female participation since we only had the one match. Overall, this was acceptably entertaining and an Assassin appearance will make this a thumbs slightly up.